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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of topiramate Oral.

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Condition: Migraine Prevention
12/13/2013 12:58:56 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
When i first started taking this medication almost a year ago, it worked wonders for me but i had all the side effects - feet and finger numbness, slurred speech, forgetfulness, and blurred vision, etc. It worked so good on my migraines i didn't say anything to my doctor like i should have because i didn't want him to take me off of it. After a few months it stopped preventing my migraines ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
12/9/2013 2:13:09 PM

Reviewer: duckygirl, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
So far so good. A month and a half in and am currently taking 100 mg in morning 100 mg at night. Only side effects is the soda thing, but weirdly seems to not affect orange or white soda. Not a big fan of those so no big deal. Mild numbness in fingertips lasts for about 5 minutes then goes away. Loss of appetite, but no big deal since I'm trying to lose weight anyway. The morning after my firs ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
11/25/2013 1:49:23 PM

Reviewer: martirow, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've had complex migraines for over 20 years, took OTC's for 10 years before I as diagnosed. Topiramate is the only daily medication that has helped bring my daily complex migraines down to 3-4 times a month, and kept me to only a few ER visits a year. I have gained some weight, and I have to take more notes now, my memory is not was it used to be.. but I'll gladly give that up for l ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
11/21/2013 9:10:01 PM

Reviewer: Sarah, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I'm 21 years old and have been dealing with severe headaches and migraines for 3-4 years. I had an average of 20 headaches EVERY month. Considering there's only 30ish days in a month, that's BAD. I've been on Topamax (Topiramate) for 2 months now. My first trial month I had 6 headaches. This month I've had 1. I am SO thankful for the relief I've found using this medicine!

Condition: Migraine Prevention
10/9/2013 10:34:44 PM

Reviewer: 1redfireball@msn.com, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have had migraines since I was 6 years old at 16 I had my first episode of a complex migraine woke up at UCLA ER under a light and thought I had died they ran all kinds of tests could not explain other than it was just a bad migraine and gave me a shot and prescribed me medication and sent me home. after many years and tests at 28 years old I was finally diagnosed with complex migraines I was a ... Show Full Comment

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